Appeals

Immediate roadside appeal

You have the right to request an immediate, second breath test on a different instrument for alcohol or a blood test for drugs to confirm your blood alcohol or blood drug concentration. This roadside appeal is available for all suspensions. The second test may not occur at roadside.

Driving suspension appeal

You must contact the Alberta Transportation Safety Board (ATSB) to appeal a driving suspension. The ATSB is an independent tribunal that hears appeals on a broad range of traffic safety issues.

You can only submit appeals for driving suspensions that are 7 days or longer. The suspension must be appealed within 30 days of being issued.

You can pick up the following free information sheets at any Alberta registry agent or download them here:

It is recommended that you review the information to determine if you are eligible to apply for an appeal prior to purchasing an appeal application. Application fees are not refundable.

Reinstating a licence

See your Notice of Suspension for reinstatement conditions.

Depending on the suspension, the following conditions may apply to get your driver’s licence reinstated, including:

Reinstatement fees

Non-alcohol reinstatement fee is $50 plus the registry agent fee and GST.

Alcohol-related reinstatement fee is $200 plus the registry agent fee and GST.

These fees can be paid at any Alberta registry agent.

Fine payment

To pay a fine, go to the online fine payment page.

Contact

Appeals

For information on appeals, contact:

Alberta Transportation Safety Board
Hours: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

North office (if you live north of Red Deer)

Phone: 780-427-7178 (ext. 6)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-9739

Address:

Alberta Transportation Safety Board
Main Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3

South office (Red Deer and south)

Phone: 403-297-3466 (ext. 6)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 403-297-4139

Address:

Alberta Transportation Safety Board
Suite 302 Willow Park Centre
10325 Bonaventure Drive Southeast
Calgary, Alberta  T2J 7E4

Driver’s licence reinstatement

For driver’s licence reinstatement information, contact:

Driver Fitness and Monitoring
Hours: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8230
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-6612
Email: driver.fitness@gov.ab.ca

Address:

Main Floor, Twin Atria Building
Room 109, 4999 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3